Google has produced a remote access tool that it uses internally because it thinks the world might be very interested in this kind of thing right now.
The tool is called “BeyondCorp” and the search'n'ad giant deployed it in 2011 to provide access to its own web applications.
The company describes him as being able to perform tricks such as: “My contract HR recruiters working from home on their own laptops can access our document management system on the web (and nothing else), but only s “They use the latest version of the operating system and use phishing resistant authentication as the security keys.”
Google has decided to launch the tool now because it thinks companies struggling to deliver apps to workers who are suddenly distant will appreciate an approach they believe is faster than deploying a VPN, according to Sunil Patti, Managing Director and Veep of Google's cloud security business.
How Google's BeyondCorp isn't a VPN does its thing (click to enlarge)
“With BeyondCorp Remote Access, we can help you do this in a few days rather than a few months to deploy a traditional VPN solution,” added Potti. “By using BeyondCorp Remote Access, you can offload some of the pressure on your existing VPN deployment, saving critical capacity for users who already have access and who need it most.”
For the time being, BeyondCorp can only apply access controls to web applications, but can do so on-premises or in clouds, including those of Google.
The price has not been revealed, but Google has named a few customers – including Airbnb – who have already used it in production to access the G-Cloud. ®
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